2 Works in Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
12 May 2021
After the end of the world, Fortuna retired to Utopia. No Earth Bet, Gold Morning over with, no way for anyone to find her, she's got a great retirement: infinite energy, post-scarcity society, no crime, and it is all due to those massive ships in the sky over each city. Nothing to worry about at all...
Humans have grown accustomed to their benevolent alien overloads, yet a particularly sensitive area remains untouched in this relationship. Esther Ward, PhD, celebrity scholar, general malcontent, will cross the taboo barrier for science, of course. Will her prestigious reputation - or that of her extraterrestrial counterpart - survive?